Before we went to Florida on vacation last month I really wanted to make a quiet book for Carter to play with on the plane. I searched pinterest for ideas and found a multitude of beautifully crafted quiet book page ideas. The only problem was that all these quiet book ideas required a lot of sewing, and I do not own a sewing machine (not to mention I don’t know how to sew in the first place)!
I decided I could make the quiet book another way- using a glue gun! And guess what? It worked out really well! Here is what my completed, 10 pages looks like:
The blank pages are the front and back covers. Before I go into details about each page, I have a few extra thoughts/tips to share!
- I used Velcro for a lot of the pieces so they could be moved around. I would highly recommend hot gluing the velcro down, as the sticky backs on the velcro pieces didn’t stick well enough to the felt to be sturdy. Before we use this book again I am going to go through and hot glue all the velcro I didn’t do the first time!
- On the other hand, the pre-cut felt animals I found at the craft store do stick very well, so if I make another book like this in the future I will be sure to use more of those! Especially for things like letters and numbers, which are pretty hard to cut out!
- To put the book together I poked holes in the felt and threaded a piece of string through each hole. I tied it loosely so the pages would be able to turn. I’m sure there is a better way to do this, which I will experiment with on future books!
And now on to the pages! Today I am sharing 5 pages!
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